Challenging perceptions of disability through performance poetry methods: the 'Seen but Seldom Heard' project
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Journal: Disability and Society
This paper considers performance poetry as a method to explore lived experiences of disability. We discuss how poetic inquiry used within a participatory arts-based research framework can enable young people to collectively question society's attitudes and actions towards disability. Poetry will be considered as a means to develop a more accessible and effective arena in which young people with direct experience of disability can be empowered to develop new skills that enable them to tell their own stories. Discussion of how this can challenge audiences to critically reflect upon their own perceptions of disability will also be developed. © 2014 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis.